Are you a coffee lover that swears by pour-over brewing but sometimes wants a quicker cup of coffee? The solution is the OXO Barista Brain 9-Cup Coffee Maker because it combines them both into one machine. It has manual pour-over brewing and an automatic drip 9-cup coffee maker. It is called the ‘Brain’ because it continuously monitors the temperature of the water and if needed makes minor adjustments to keep the brewing heat levels at optimal levels.
One of the most outstanding features of the OXO Barista is that it is BPA-free and SCAA certified. You can be assured that when a coffee maker gets certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) that it has passed rigorous testing to be added to the SCAA list of only seven that make the grade. You can pretty much count on it making a really great cup of coffee.
The OXO coffee maker is designed to have precise control of water temperature so that it is maintained between 197.6 and 204.8 degrees. It may take a little longer to brew as the stainless steel carafe holds the brewed coffee at the right temperature until it is served. The length of the brew cycle is monitored and as it goes into the carafe at timed cycles, there is an internal mixing tube that blends the coffee so that it is blended. Coffee will stay warm for two hours before it automatically shuts off.
The OXO Brain is easy to use with its foolproof one-button settings on the LED display and the automatic pour-over mimics manual pour-over. It has better extraction with the wide rainmaker showerhead to give maximum saturation of the coffee grounds for a full taste. It also has a cone-shaped brew basket that helps extract all the flavor from the ground coffee beans. All you need to do is set the number of cups you want and relax until ready.
Here are some of the OXO Barista Brain 9-Cup Coffee Maker fantastic features:
- Attractive modern design with sleek stainless steel and black plastic
- The carafe holds 48 ounces
- Makes 2 to 9 cups of coffee
- All materials are BPA-free
- 24-hour programmable
- OXO Barista Brain monitors brewing process, time, temperature and volume from start to finish
- LED interface with backlit digital display is easy to read
- SCAA certified
- Combines pour over with brewed
- Cleaning is easy with most parts dishwasher safe
- Some #4 coffee filters and a coffee scoop are shipped with coffeemaker
- BPA-free and SCAA certified
- It has a ‘brain’ that continuously monitors
- A permanent gold filter basket can be ordered separately
- Vacuum-insulated stainless steel carafe
- May be too big for small kitchens
- May be too pricey for some at around $200
If you are worried about the BPA in your coffee, OXO Barista Brain coffee maker is the one for you. The coffee maker with a brain certainly does some intelligent functions to make coffee a pleasure to make and gets our vote as the best BPA-free coffee maker.